February 01, 2023

S.Korea permits son of deceased religious leader to visit North Korea

Ryu Mi Yong, leader of Chondoist Chongu Party, defected to N.Korea with former S.Korean FM

South Korea permitted a citizen to visit North Korea for the first time in 2016 after a religious leader who had defected to the North passed away this month, South Korea’s Ministry of Unification (MoU) told reporters on Thursday.

South Korean Choi In-guk is the second son of Ryu Mi Yong, chairwoman of the Central Committee of the Chondoist Chongu Party and a member of the DPRK's rubber-stamp Presidium of Supreme People's Assembly (SPA).